Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #50

Merry Christmas!!!! I hope you all had a fabulous day celebrating with your loved ones and of course enjoyed a little pressie or two from Santa.

The lovely Karen, even through the Christmas madness, has managed to give us a GORGEOUS sketch to play with this week. I had fun with this one... and it gave me an excuse to use my BRAND NEW just out of the packed "Apron Lace Punch"....ooooohhhhh... it's a BIT nice isn't it!!!!

Oki.... here is my card for this week:-

And here is Karen's sketch:-

I've used one of my fave combos, Vanilla, Cocoa and PINK..... ooohhh look here.. no KRAFT, not even an speckle of it... goodness, perhaps I've had too much Christmas goodness.. hahaha.

I started out with Vanilla as my base then added some Cocoa cardstock which was the first piece of card cut using my NEW punch (can you tell I was a little excited about getting this one!!!) to that I added some of my delicious EXTRA WIDE Pink Pirouette ribbon and then a little more pink in the form of Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain. The main image is stamped on Vanilla and I've used my new Butterfly Prints for this one. The Butterfly is stamped in Regal Rose and then punched out using my NEW Butterfly punch, I then softened it just a tad by sponging some cocoa around the edges (cocoa in the ink form not the chocolate drink form.. which would've been quite possible given I'd just made some Bailey's Chocolate Balls before hand!! hahaha) I then stamped the sentiment from the same set using my Regal Rose marker I coloured in the LOVE then used my Cocoa inkpad for the rest of it. The Butterfly is popped up on some dimensionals and a I added a little bit of PINK bling to her too.

So there you go. Be sure to pop on over to the other Sweet Sunday Stampers, wish them a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS and see what amazing creations they've come up with too:-

and of course KAREN GIRON

And of course, be sure to link your card to Mr Linky on Karen's blog so we can all have a looksie too.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back soon to show you what Santa brought me this year... oooh I must've been a Good Girl!!!


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Butterfly Prints (Summer Mini)
Card:- Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Ink:- Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa
Accessories:- Dimensionals, Butterfly Punch, Pink Pirouette 1¼" Grosgrain, Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain, Apron Lace Punch (Fiskars)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

I am about to unroll the wrapping paper, unleash the sticky tape and turn up the Christmas Carols and get ALL of my pressies wrapped and ready for tomorrow.
I wanted to pop on in and wish all of you a VERY MErry Christmas filled with wonderful and happy moments with your families.

Thankyou all so very much for visiting me here at my blog, I can't express how much it means to me that you take time to pop in and say hi and leave me comments. I'm STILL amazed that I actually get regular visitors who actually like what I do.

I can't wait to come back with some new things to share and hopefully inspire.

Merry, Merry Christmas to you all.

Love Sarah

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Chrissy Cards!!!!

Hello There!!!

I know, I know... It's only Monday and I've got a post ready for you. hahaha.

I've actually been meaning to post these cards for a while, but with going away, coming home, having a sick little poppet, organising a 3rd Birthday, finishing my Christmas shopping, ACTUALLY posting my Christmas cards... I kinda ran out of time... BUT I'm here to show them now. hahah

Here are some Chrissy cards I made this year. The first two are the ones that I MASS produced and sent out as my Chrissy Card for this year, the others are ones that I made when I was deciding which ones to send, and have actually already found themselves a new home... is it just me, or do you always need MORE cards than you first anticipated. hahaha.

So which one is your FAVE?

All that's left to do now is wrap up all the pressies... I can't actually wait for Christmas Day... sitting, eating and spending it with my GORGEOUS family.

Merry Merry Christmas to you all.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

xx Sarah

Here's what I used:-

Card 1
Stamps:- Framed with Love (Summer Mini), Best Yet (Hostess)
Card:- Very Vanilla, Kraft, Real Red

Ink:- Choc Chip, Real Red

Accessories:- Real Red Wide Grosgain, Red Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Edge Punch, Piercing Tool, Sponges.

Card 2
Stamps:- Season of Joy
Card:- Kraft, Ski Slope DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink:- Choc Chip, Old Olive
Accessories:- Old Olive Wide Grosgain, Scallop Edge Punch, Piercing Tool

Card 3
Stamps:- Season of Joy, Best Yet
Card:-Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:- Real Red, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories:- Real Red Wide Grosgain, Silver Brad, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch
, Dimensionals.

Card 4:-
Stamps:- Season of Joy, Best Yet
Card:- Kraft, Ski Slope DSP, Real Red

Ink:- Real Red, Old Olive

Accessories:- Dazzling Diamonds, Heat and Stick Powder, Heat Tool, Silver Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Piercing Tool, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

sweet sunday sketch #49

Hello.... Hello... HELLO!!!!

I hope you haven't all given up on me!!! I'm sorry for the quiteness here lately... BUT... I've been away on holiday to Hamilton Island for 10 days... my gorgeous girlfriend Bec got married over there and I was honoured to be one of her Bridesmaids. We had such a wonderful time it was SO relaxing, and I seriously wished we could've stayed away for a little longer. My two little poppets had a BLAST, swimming in the pool and at the beach everyday... i must admit to being quite envious of Jorja's new tan... she get's that from her Daddy!!! I'll post some pics soon... I just have to wait for the newly weds to return so I can get my camera back off them... YEP... they FORGOT their camera, so we left ours with them for the rest of their time.. oh yes.. they toodled off to Daydream Island for a few nights... lucky things!!!

Now... for the reason you are here, to check out what the gorgeous Karen has come up with this week for the Sweet Sunday Sketch!!... I'm SO glad to be back, I REALLy missed not playing along, and it was a little sad, given that the two sketches I missed while I was away are in fact the VERY FIRST Sweet Sunday Sketches I've missed.... phew.. almost had a non coping moment!! hahaha.

OK.. here is my card for this week:-

And here is the sketch that Karen has given us to play with:-

You'll notice that my card has pretty much NO stamping on it... UM.. well, apart from the blue panel, and on that I used my Nursery Letters Jumbo Wheel (for the very first time!!!). Everything else on this one is from the Rock-a-Bye Boy Simply Scrappin' Kit.

Be sure to pop on over to the other Sweet Sunday Stamper's for some AMAZING inspiration:-

and of course KAREN GIRON

And don't forget to link your creation to Karen's blog so we can all see what you've come up with.

I would like to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS wherever you may be. I'm sure it's going to be a stinkin' hot one here in OZ.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, December 18, 2009

I am STILL here!!!

Hello There!!!

I just wanted to pop on in and let you know that I am STILL here. I hope you haven't all jumped ship and given up on me. We've just returned from 10 days on Hamilton Island and as you can imagine... the unpacking, cleaning up and washing cycle has begun, add to that madness I still have to organise Jorja's 3rd Birthday for Sunday, get the Christmas tree up and all the pressies wrapped.

I PROMISE I'll be back soon with some new stamping goodness to share.

Have a wonderful day.

Love Sarah

Friday, December 4, 2009

Inkspiration Inspiration #16

Happy Happy Friday!!!

I'm SO very sorry this is late. I wasn't sure I was going to get this card made in time, but I have PHEW!!!!!

Keesh has set us an Inspiration challenge this week... and it really is OH so cute!!!

Here is my card:-

And here is the Inspiration picture to work with:-

Cute huh!!!

I've used Certainly Celery as my base of the card with some Certainly Celery DSP. I added some Tempting Turquoise Ribbon and used my new 'Framed with Love' stamp set (in the new Summer Mini) stamped in Blush Blossom (like on the picture) then stamped the heart from the same set and mounted it on some dimensionals. The flower is from my also NEW 'Hello Again' set with NEW Tempting Turquoise button from my SU! Playgrounds Buttons. Oh and the sentiment is from my Pocket Silhouettes set.

Be sure to pop on by and visit the rest of the Inkspiration DT blogs for some GORGEOUS creations and be sure to welcome our newest additions.... Anthonette, this months Guest Designer... Anthonette creates the most BEAUTIFUL cards and the new DT member Dawn... I'm sure you've seen many of Dawns AMAZING card before.





Anthonette Chavez - Guest Designer


Oh and this week Cindy will be hosting the WINNER of the challenge, so be sure to pop on in next FRIDAY to see who she has chosen.

Thanks SO much for stopping by.